Yamaha sets sights on Worlds Superbike Championship
As we reported earlier in the year, Yamaha have had an incredible 2015 so far, currently leading in both the MCE British Superbike series with Josh Brookes on the Milwaukee Yamaha, as well as Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo battling it out for the top step in the MotoGP championship on the Movistar Yamaha.
The team seem poised to take the team title in the MotoGP championship on top of it all - with all of this in mind it's no surprise to hear that they have announced their return to the World Superbike championship in 2016.
They will team up with sponsor PATA, Crescent and Alex Lowes and Sylvian Guintoli will be the riders of choice on the R1.
Crescent will separate with Suzuki following decades of close ties in favour of the Yamaha that Josh Brookes has quickly become comfortable on in the MCE British Superbike championship.
Yamaha have been absent from the World Superbike series for four years and seem poised to make waves off the back of an already successful 2015 season in other championships.
Yamaha Motor Europe Chief Operating Officer Eric De Seynes commented: "We are ready to be back on the world stage and I am happy we have found in Crescent the same values of professionalism, engineering detail and passion for victory we share".
With rumours Josh Brookes has his sights on the World stage the rider announcement would most likely be a disappointment to the Australian, however with the fantastic season he has put forward on the new R1 already this season the rumours will continue to circulate about his racing future.
23.09.2015 - MCE Insurance